Assam: 217 Fisheries department employees likely to face termination

Assam: 217 employees of Fisheries department likely to face termination

Guwahati: A total of 217 employees of Assam Fisheries Development Corporation (AFDC) Ltd are likely to lose their jobs following allegations that they joined the corporation by adopting unfair means.

They were served with a notice of show cause asking them why they should be retained.

Following the submission of the report by the committee, the AFDC MD sent a note to all employees stating that, after reviewing all relevant documents, it had been determined that their appointment was illegal without interview or advertisement.

Employees were asked to respond by July 28th.

State Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said, “If the accused employees fail to submit a satisfactory reply before the stipulated date, they will be dismissed from service. The state government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, and the guilty will not be spared.”

Meanwhile, allegations have also been levelled against BJP MLA Ramakanta Deuri, as the appointments were made during his tenure as the Chairman of the Assam Fisheries Development Corporation.

Deuri however denied all allegations, claiming that the accused received jobs for a daily wage.

“The then MD of AFDC can divulge further details about the appointments,” he said.

Anuradha Ahikari Sharma, former MD and Padma Hazarika another official under investigation for being allegedly involved in irregularities regarding recruitment